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Hey guys, I am currently using a pair of Yamaha HS50s with a Yamaha HS10W sub. I've enjoyed mixing all kinds of music on the HS50s for years. I added the HS10W later, because I wasn't quite getting the low end reference I needed for some of the hip-hop and synth-heavy pop I was mixing.

I'm looking at getting a pair of Sceptre S8s. I'm trying to get a preliminary idea of whether or not I'll need a sub to supplement them. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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by matthewgorman on Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:50 am
No sub, unless you are doing sound design.

I have both the HS50 and the Sceptre 8's. Its a very complimentary setup. I didn't think I would use the HS50's much after getting the 8's, but I find I use both equally.

The Sceptre's are almost too good, if that makes any sense. They handle crappy mixes pretty well, so I usually turn the hs50's on to really hear the mid range mess I have created.

I have never missed anything on the low end w/o the sub.

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by lostinsound1 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:22 pm
Awesome. Thanks for the input, Matt! Side-note... just saw the new R-Series (http://www.presonus.com/products/R-Series-Monitors). Very interesting...

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by matthewgorman on Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:32 am
Yeah, the ribbon tweeters. Not a fan of the appearance.

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by shanabit on Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:53 pm
matthewgorman wroteYeah, the ribbon tweeters. Not a fan of the appearance.



According to a video I saw a black replacement cover comes in the box as well if you dont like the blue

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by rpark on Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:21 am
I haven't found a need for the sub with my S8s, though I have thought of adding one so I could replicate the dance floor mixes just for getting a feel of what is there, if that makes sense. I always worry there may be some garbage way low that I am not hearing but that a strong sub system might pick up. I have not found it to be so thus far, but would like the option to hear it.

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